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Philip Keville

Leitrim

Location: Aughamore, Co. Leitrim

Farm Size: 16ha-Heavy

System: Suckler to Weanling

Details:

Philip works off-farm full time keeping 15 suckler cows a few of which are pedigrees. He sells weanlings at six months of age and hopes to streamline his system over the coming year by tightening his calving spread. Philip uses 100% AI on the farm and views selling five star replacement heifers as a possible option for the farm.

Lime is a big issue on the farm and given the heavy nature of the soil raising the pH will be a tough challenge to tackle. Finishing more stock out of the shed is most definitely an option as getting stock out in the shoulders of the year is difficult.